Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 132

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 4
Jnyaana Yoga

Sri Krishna says that actions do not bind Him since he does not have craving for the fruits of His actions. But there is desire (for the good of the people), which is not craving (similar to those of human beings. Therefore it is said even though the Supreme Being has interest in the fruits of His action, he has no craving like human beings. There is no intensity in such desires. The knowledge of the Lord removes misconception; even his desires do not turn to be cravings. Not that people attain liberation progressively, in which case in course of time all would attain liberation. Therefore it is said, Knowing Your Self through mind and heart, death does not come to the wise. How could this come about? Because, even as the Jiva is Anant, without end so the Time is also अनन्त, without end.
In the previous verse. he said, perform your Actions. Since the advise was not clear, he speaks here in detail, what constitutes Action. having spoken about performance of action, Sri Krishna now clrafies the nature of actions.
17. One should, indeed, know what is Action and one should know likewise what is improper Action. One should also know what is non-Action. Bewildering, indeed, is the way of Action.